Monday 22 July 2019

Zandvoort Grand Prix tickets to cost upwards of €140

The Fia GT series at Zandvoort. Photo: Depositphotos.com

Tickets for next year’s Zandvoort Grand Prix will cost upwards of €140 per adult for one day’s racing, according to the race website.

Registration for tickets closed on Sunday and actual ticket sales will start on June 24 via email, the organisers said. If demand for tickets outstrips supply there will be a lottery.

The date for the race in the Netherlands, the first in 36 years, has not yet been set but is likely to be May 3 or May 10. The race will be held before the Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May but the 2020 calendar ‘has not been finalised’.

The last Zandvoort Grand Prix, which was won by Niki Lauda, took place in 1985. The Dutch fixture dropped off the calendar because it was to expensive to stage.

The cost in 2020 expected to hit €40m, which includes a €20m fee to the Formula 1 organisation. Some €10m needs to be spent on improving facilities at the track, including building temporary stands. The money will come from sponsors and ticket sales.

The circuit has been divided into seven zones with different ticket prices per area. The cheapest, for the dunes, is €140 for Sunday’s race day or €185 for a weekend. The most expensive – the golden zone – costs €510 for a passe partout for the entire weekend.

Children will cost €82 in the dune area and people with disabilities face a €185 ticket for the race day itself. Some 100,000 people are expected to attend the event.

The government said earlier it will not contribute financially to plans to bring Formula 1 racing back to the Netherlands because it would not be a justifiable use of taxpayers money.

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